It feels like only yesterday that we attended Acer’s press event in London announcing groundbreaking news for the company. This was around the time that Acer ventured into the smartphone market, and back then it was all about Windows Mobile. So, how have times changed? The Acer Stream is a testament to Acer’s ability to adapt and listen to a market in which it is ultimately a very young contender. Acer now have a number of Android based devices that are exciting and even somewhat innovative. This review of the Acer Stream focuses on the core aspects of the device but considers them with respect to what else is available [...]
Acer have officially released their press statement for the Liquid Metal mobile phone today. This device appears to be another step in the right direction for Acer, playing on their strengths and ability to bring top-end features into a usable device. The mobile phone market is a new area for the company but things are slowly picking up pace for the Taiwan-based international computer company. The full press release is included after the jump, but some of the highlights of the phone are discussed next.
The device offers a 3.6-inch display, LED notifications for missed calls and a top-notch build quality including a stainless [...]
The Acer Liquid Metal S120 has seen the FCC and all is well. The device is rumored to offer a healthy yet conservative 3.6-inch 800 x 480 resolution touch-screen display. The device will run on a 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7230-1 supporting GSM/EDGE 850/1900 and WCDMA Band II and V. This suggests that we will see it land with AT&T sometime in the near future. The whole thing is housed in a aluminum chassis and will pack 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and Android 2.2 Froyo.
Apparently the UK shall see this device this month so North America should not be far behind. Check out a spec-sheet after the jump, courtesy of the [...]
This device sports four bright colors and is coming to the UK starting at £250 (around $400). Acer have decided to pack this device with Windows 7 and Android, so you can dual boot easily to the robot friendly OS.
The device itself offers an Atom N550 processor (dual core) or Atom N450 single-core, along with a 10.1-inch LED backlit display (16:9 aspect ratio). We can expect WiFi, Bluetooth and the option for 3G should the consumer feel so inclined. Furthermore, the netbook will come with a 250GB hard drive and will start weight at around 2.8 pounds.
It does not appear as though there is a touch-screen on this device, which [...]
I will soon be posting my review of the Acer S110 Stream but in the mean time I thought I would comment on my initial reactions to the device and post a few images. The Stream is Acer’s attempt to create a top-of-the-range smartphone capable of cutting with the likes of the Galaxy S and iPhone. For the most part, the phone lives up to the task when we consider its specifications on paper: HSDPA/HSUPA/EDGE/GPRS, Qualcomm QSD 8250 1Ghz processor, 512MB ROM & RAM, 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED display, 5.0-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi b/g/n and expandable microSD card-slot.
Indeed, the Stream is a great phone and feels like one in the [...]
Acer have just announced their latest high-end Android multimedia smartphone. This is certainly one to watch and is clearly aimed towards the Samsung Galaxy S and Nexus One market. Indeed, the Stream will offer an AMOLED 3.7” WVGA display with 3G+ HSDPA 7.2 Mbps download connectivity. Naturally, the device offers Bluetooth but we are also pleasantly surprised to see WiFi n included too.
In terms of the core processing unit, the Acer Stream packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz processor, with its 512 MB RAM. By their own admission, this is Acer’s fastest handset to date. The 5MP camera can also record at 720p HD video and this [...]
The beTouch E110 from Acer is by its own admission, “Smart ‘n Simple”. We took this entry level device for a spin and were pleasantly surprised by its build quality and overall functionality. However, despite jumping through the hoops and then some for what the consumer expects of an entry-level device, the beTouch E110 reminded us of phones 12 months older that do much the same thing, for the same price. Nonetheless, the device worked… well. It is very simple to use and you get more than what you might expect for your money. Read on to find out more.
The Liquid A1, Acer’s first Android device, now has an available firmware upgrade that will take it from Android 1.6 to 2.1 Eclair. The smartphone offers a speedy 768 Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a large and colorful 3.5-inch 480×800 touchscreen display, 3G,WiFi, and Bluetooth connectivity, and a 5-megapixel shooter. Head to Acer’s website for the download (under Driver Download).
Acer have just officially announced the launch of the new beTouch E120 and the E130 Android based smartphones. The E120 will be available form mid-July while the E130 will land in August. The devices share some common features but their form factor is quite different; the E130 has a QWERTY keyboard.
In terms of the specifications that they share, both devices will offer 3G+, high speed browing and download (HSDPA), WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS pre-installed. Furthermore, they offer a basic 3.2 megapixel digital camera, for “quick and easy shooting of unexpected moments”, along with a Radio FM. The upside is both devices will pack a 1500 [...]
The Acer Aspire One D260 is a Windows 7 netbook with a difference, it can come with Android. Ok, so it is not that different, but booting up via Android in 15 seconds is always worth a shout out. In general, this device is pretty sound. The keyboard is a highly responsive 93% standard-size keyboard and the battery will last 8 hours. Available in a host of colors (Black Flake, Purple Flake, Pink Flake and Charcoal Flake), we think that this device is surely set to appeal to a wide range of consumers.
Getting into the technical specifications, the display itself is LED backlit and comes with an Acer CrystalEye webcam. In terms of [...]